Doom and gloom is contagious. Deal with cynics before they stress you out. To ensure you stay positive ... DON'T ARGUE BACK. Confront them with an assertive statement: you've made your decision and won't be side-tracked.
DEFLECT PERSONAL PUT-DOWNS. A short response such as 'You may be right' will stop them dead.
RE-CHARGE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. Strengthen your immunity by giving yourself uplifting moments such as a dip into amusing quotes.
RECALL YOUR SUCCESSES. Use motivational symbols of past achievements to keep negative thoughts at bay.